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That’s Wild

  • The schedule for the Minnesota Wild’s first round of the playoffs is here and we got you covered if you’re wondering when to tune in. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • It’s been a decade since the death of Derek Boogaard and Michael Russo wrote a stellar piece, interviewing his family. [The Athletic]
  • Coming into the playoffs, NHL executives and coaches put the 16 teams into tiers of contention and give comments on realistic possibilities of championships. [The Athletic]
  • There is an uncomfortable pause between this team and Zach Parise, and the separation between the two is imminent. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • Which coaches and executives are on the hot seat? [The Athletic]
  • A first-round matchup between Tom Wilson and Brad Marchand is what we deserve as an appetizer to this 2021 postseason. [Defector]
  • Ranking all 16 playoff teams by their goaltending. [ESPN]
  • The Seattle Kraken signed their first ever player, an undrafted CHL free agent.